Questions tagged [metadata]

Metadata is additional data related to a photo, this is usually written by the camera into the image file at the time of shooting but can be edited later. This metadata includes information such as the time and date of shooting, equipment involved and settings used.

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Can you specify which metadata to export in Lightroom other than the few standard selections?

Can you specify which metadata to export in Lightroom other than the few standard selections? In the export dialogue you can select to export everything, just copyright, just copyright and contact ...
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Are there DSLRs that embed image stabilisation info in EXIF data?

Are there DSLR:s (or any other camera for that matter) that embed image stabilisation info in EXIF data? I can't recall I've ever seen that. If not — why not? It seems like a useful marker.
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How can I get lightroom to sync datetaken meta data with other programs

I've recently switched from Picasa to Lightroom 3.3. Upon importing my pics into lightroom, there were about 500 that appeared at the top when sorted by date, despite being older pictures. Turns out ...
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Random EXIF data with same camera settings

I have a few problems with exposition with my Canon 70D: with same camera settings I get random EXIF data for focal lenght and aperture. This is the setup Table with white paper as white background....
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How can I batch edit metadata?

I have around 2500 photos from different devices, most of them had synchronized timestamps and properly saved metadata. One device had no option to save a timestamp and metadata (even the filenames ...
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What's a good EXIF metadata field to store a general URL about photo topic/content?

What is a good EXIF/IPTC metadata field to store a general URL about the topic or content of a photo. For example a photo showing the Eiffel tower might have the URL http://www.toureiffel.paris/. So ...
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What does fixed EXIF mean?

I'm buying a lens adapter for my new Minolta AF 500mm reflex lens and one that I have found specifically states that the EXIF is fixed at 50mm F1.4. I'm not sure what this means for my photos in the ...
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Where should I store the metadata for personal images?

I'm adding coordinates, location, country name, my name, url, and occasionally a description to my photos. They are all in the JPEG format. I use them mostly for personal use but give some away to ...
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Recommended XMP tag for “Scanner”

What XMP tag should I use to store information about the scanner that was used to scan the print? I don't see anything in the recommended dc, xmp, iptcCore and iptcExt schemas: http://owl.phy....
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How can I batch-remove the not-for-export flag on Lightroom keywords?

I've got a lot of keywords in my Lightroom setup that have been mistakenly flagged as 'not for export.' I'm having trouble finding a way of batch editing these (to change the flag manually in LR on ...
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How to batch identify and keyword bracketed photos?

I would like to batch identify and keyword photos that have been shot with the bracket mode on the Fuji XT2 (although I'm sure this applies to other Fuji cameras) to potentially use in HDRs. When I ...
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Should I use the same IPTC title on multiple images?

Is it appropriate (acceptable practice; anticipated by the standard) to use the same IPTC title across multiple images? For example: if I go shoot a portrait session for a client, and I create 10 ...
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Is exiftran still needed today for resetting the orientation of JPEG images?

Since more then ten years I use exiftran to rotate images after getting them from the camera. Is this step still needed today? Don't browsers and other image apps rotate the image correctly without ...
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How can I copy all metadata, including color profiles, from one jpg to another?

I tried exiftool -tagsFromFile but it seems to skip color profile exif.
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How do I see an image comment added on a Nikon camera once I download a picture?

I have a Nikon D3200 and I have used the setting to add an image comment to my photographs. But, when I download the pictures to my computer (mac) and look at the photo info I don't see it. Have I ...
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Can I tell Lightroom to set export filenames to the Title if there is one or Original Filename when there isn't?

At the moment, when I export an image from Lightroom, I simply use the original image filename (with new extension). What I would like to do, if I have applied a Title, is to use that as the export ...
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Is it possible to export metadata, including facial tags, from Windows Live Photo Gallery to iPhoto?

I am moving my photos from my PC to my Mac. My photos are tagged using Windows Photo Gallery. I have tags for the photos and also some tags for people in the photos using 'People Tags'. Is there any ...
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Picture Metadata and Face Tags: What Software to Write and Read them?

These past three days were a nightmare to me as I was trying to find THE way to store picture metadata for my 5000 photo archive the correct way. Since I read this great blog post from Carl Seibert I ...
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How can I reset or clear the Lightroom Metadata Conflict warning?

This is just a minor annoyance but Lightroom flags thousands of images that were moved as having Metadata Conflict. In fact, none of the image files have changed, other than the directory change. It ...
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How can I record the zenith angle of camera within the metadata of a photo from smartphone (iphone)

I'm taking a series of hemispherical (fisheye) photos while I ride my bike down city streets as a part of a project to explore the structure of city street trees. I'm planning on using my smartphone (...
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Image Viewer With with Exif

Looking for something like windows photo viewer where I can open an image from a folder and page through the images in that folder using next, previous, but also have the EXIF info show up somewhere. ...
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Lightroom: how to insert Lens data to many photos at once?

I'm shooting with a manual Rokinon 8mm Fisheye lens. Photos do not contain data from it, such as aperture and lens maker. Now i'm using the plugin LensTagger to mass batch edit files to add the ...
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How to get Ufraw to pass on EXIF data to Gimp

I cannot find EXIF data in Gimp using Ufraw as standalone OR plug in, even though I use the option save EXIF data - what could I be doing wrong?
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Export metadata from one software and import into another

I'm planning to migrate from Lightroom (Windows) to AfterShot Pro (Linux). Is it possible to somehow export the metadata (is that the correct word when talking about the changes made in white ...
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Can edits from multiple photo editing programs be saved in the same DNG?

When using the traditional sidecar approach, multiple programs can edit the same file as the edits are saved as instuctions outside of the RAW file itself. As long as the sidecar file isn't shared, ...
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How can I track print competition scores in Lightroom via Metadata?

I've recently started submitting my work into local and regional print competitions. As I get results, I thought it might be nice to be able to keep track of that along with the photo's metadata in ...
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Can face detection information be extracted from the EXIF data on a Canon SX30?

I have been using an SX30 and they have a particular feature where each face has a bounding box when reviewing images taken with auto-focus set to Face Detect. There are two types of boxes: white ones,...
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Use phone location data for photos

I used a Canon 6D before which geo-tagged my photos, but switched to a 5D mk III for a while which does not have a built-in GPS. I miss this information a lot. Canon external GPS is expensive and ...
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Photo Management software which stores Profile / Bio Info

Looking for photo management software to do the following: Image or multi images with the capability of adding bio/info for each profile. For example lets say we have a model, and would like to have ...
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How can I share rating metadata between Aperture and PhotoMechanic?

Is it possible to have enable editing photo metadata (keywords, rating, stars, color) in both Aperture and Photo Mechanic if the files are stored in Aperture as "referenced" files? I did a quick test,...
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Can I restore metadata wiped out by Topaz using Lightroom?

When using Lightroom, I edit a photo in Topaz Adjust. When the edited photo is imported back into Lightroom, some of the metadata is missing - namely the focal length, ISO, shutter speed, and aperture....
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iPad photo editing app that exports edits as XMP to reuse in lightroom?

Basically, I'm looking for Lightroom for iPad :) but until then, I'm trying to find an alternative. To organize and tag pictures I'll be using Photosmith which integrates with Lightroom. Now, I ...
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Is it possible to sync title and description from Flickr to Lightroom?

I wonder if I can sync metadata such as title and description from Flickr to LR without using any third party software, just with built in Flickr Plugin. If so, how can I do it?
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How do I use exiftool to update Lightroom's Hierarchical Subject?

I thought this would do it: $ exiftool -XMP:HierarchicalSubject="people|Test" Test.jpg 1 image files updated $ exiftool -G -j -n Test.jpg | grep Test "SourceFile": "Test.jpg", "File:FileName"...
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How to embed an ID in Pixel 3a EXIF data?

My wife and I both use Pixel3a phones so we are not always sure which one took which photo. Is it possible to embed some information into the exif data on one camera for use later as id. thanks
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Calculating EV of an image file using its exif data

I'm trying to calculate the EV (exposure value) for an image file based on its exif data. In Wikidepia, I came across this formula for calculating EV: EV = EV100 + LOG(S/100, 2) = LOG(N^2 / t, 2) +...
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Is there a way to batch-edit metadata in the Mac OS Photos app?

I've starting using the Photos app built into Mac OS (El Capitan). I appreciate the great integration with iOS/iPhone and iCloud. However, I'm not seeing any features that will let me make significant ...
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How to let users make a photo selection online (pick flag rate)? [closed]

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard,flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...
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Why doesn't my camera produce usable EXIF data with a Samyang 8mm fisheye lens?

I am using a Sony nex-5 camera with a manual Samyang 8mm fish-eye lens for panoramic photography. The image stitching application (Panotour 2.3) does not recognize the Exif data. How can I force ...
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How to remove orientation attribute from the photo without touching other exif-data?

Removing exif-data via Windows file properties does not allow to delete only orientation attribute and removing all exif data removes GPS position also. Is there any way to remove only the ...
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Does lens metadata from crop-sensor cameras factor in the crop?

I use a Canon 60D, which is a crop-sensor DSLR. Does the metadata found in Lightroom or Bridge report the actual focal length or the crop-sensor equivalent? For example, if the metadata says the ...
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Use DateCreated for DateTaken (CreationTime) on a PNG using ExifTool

I have a load of PNG's that my wife wants to keep that have been captured from our Baby Monitor. The files are named for the date they were captured: yyyymmdd_hhmmss.png Unfortunately there is no ...
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EXIF Information that helps to detect doctored image

What EXIF information would be a good indication to know if an image has been doctored or not, and why is that information helpful? I think one of them is the aperture.
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How do I display all images missing a given piece of metadata in Apple Aperture?

I'm slowly working on cleaning up the metadata in all my old images that I imported into Aperture from iPhoto. I'd like to get a list of the images that I haven't added a certain metadata field to ...
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How to extract all metadata from photos in subdirectories?

I have many thousands of images within a folder and its subfolders. Each subfolder contains other subfolders. In Windows, I'm using the command line and the exiftool to extract a few pieces of ...
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Add Image Geolocation

Is there a program that can batch process exif data? I'd like to add geolocations to my images and I have about 2000 pictures?
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Is it possible to embed a clickable url in an image? [closed]

Is it in any way possible to add URLs or hyperlinks to photos? It's for adding to a web page. I know there is an image map option. But is it possible using any tool to directly add it to the image?
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How to make Lightroom accept metadata added to photos externally?

I'm working on GeoTagger, a tool for geotagging photos based on the user's GPS position in the time of taking the photo (currently it uses GPS data from https://www.moves-app.com/). The process ...
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Why don't the Shutter Speed, Exposure Time, Lens Aperture, and F-Number metadata values from my camera make sense?

I was just looking at some digital image properties, and it did not seem to make sense. Shutter Speed: 1/16 sec. Exposure Time: 1/11 sec. Lens Aperture: F/1 F-Number: 2.8 I would have thought that ...
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What do these strange fractions in EXIF exposure values mean?

Sometimes I see in the Exif exposure value (from a photographic contests site) numbers like 10/4000 or 301/100000. I guess 10/4000 means 1/400 but what does 301/100000 mean? Is it due to some Exif ...

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